2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

The beauty of the Cloister at Sea Island was breathtaking and the weather was perfect for the entire weekend.

Our meeting began on Thursday with our candidate interviews (we had 19 new candidates!) and SSOMS board meetings. Then we enjoyed connecting with old friends and colleagues at our Wednesday reception.

Our scientific program with Dr. George Kushner and Dr. Brian Alpert were
rigorous and informative. Thank you again for speaking at our conference. Our conference also held two
business sessions and had a range of reports from our committee chairs.

Ms. Kim Jones, wife of President Hal Jones hosted the spouses annual breakfast and we were lucky
enough to gather them all together for a photo! Thank you!

We welcomed 19 candidates to active membership including: Drs. Michael Babston, David Barnett, Hank Blair, Adam Blumer, Michael Buchanan, Justin Damron, Michael Demo, Jennifer Hall, Amy Kuhmichel, Thomas McKeon, Albert Oliphant, Al Pesto, David Parker, Kathlyn Powell, Michael Rosenthal, Lawrence Sivori, Patrick Walker, Mark Adamiak, and Ryan Thomas.

There was hard work but also great friend and family time! See photos below from all of our activities
including  tennis, golfing, fishing and watching the Kentucky Derby

Our finale for the weekend was our President’s Reception and Banquet honoring our 2018 President Hal Jones, our incoming 2019 President Lee Allen and our two award winners: Dr. Robert L. Coles, DMD (unable to attend) as our Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Dr. Jimmy E. Albright, DDS honored with the Distinguished Educator Award. Congratulations!

A great celebration for all!


Opening Reception

Program and Meetings




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70th SSOMS Annual Meeting
May 7-12, 2019
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Killarney, Ireland



2019 Annual Meeting


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May 7-12, 2019
The Europe Hotel & Resort
Killarney, Ireland


The room block for our 2019 annual meeting at the Europe Hotel in Killarney, Ireland is now open. We are opening the block early due to the heavy demand we anticipate for the rooms. We may be able to add more rooms if the block is sold quickly. Due to the transportation challenges, we strongly recommend that you plan to arrive at the Europe on Tuesday, May 7 and depart on Sunday, May 12.

We will be sending information on a pre-conference trip to Dublin and transportation options to and from Killarney in about 60 days. We recommend that you wait to receive this information before booking your flights.

Please do not delay. Book your room immediately.
You can always make adjustments later if your plans change.


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Our friends at Custom Travel & Cruise have arranged fantastic Pre-and Post-Conference tours for the SSOMS. Space is limited!


If you choose not to participate in the pre-conference tour, we recommend that you still plan to arrive on Tuesday. The options are to fly into Shannon (at least one stop on most flights), which is about 1 ½ hours from the hotel or Dublin (direct flights from Atlanta), which is about 3 ½ hours from the hotel. From Dublin, you can travel by car or train. If we have enough people arriving at either or both locations at virtually the same time, we will arrange group transportation to the hotel. Watch for details as we get closer.

Daily Schedule (brief outline)

Wednesday, May 8
2pm Board Meeting and Examination of Candidates
6pm Welcome Reception
Thursday, May 9
8-12 Scientific Presentations by Dr. Ghali Ghali
Morning event for spouses
12 noon Afternoon Tours
Friday, May 10 Day long Tours
Saturday, May 11
8-12 Scientific Presentation and Business Meeting
8am Board Meeting and Past President’s Advisory Meeting
8-12 Afternoon Tours
6pm President’s Reception
7pm President’s Dinner featuring Irish Music and Dancing
Sunday, May 12 Departures to States and Dublin
Monday, May 13 Departures


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